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Myths and Legends is a television series that showcase celebrity and expert guests who talk about popular myths. These popular myths have to do with American movies, music and television. In August of 2007, the show paid tribute to the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. They showed a 30 minute special that was titled “The King of Rock ‘n Roll” that showcased all of the popular mysteries that surrounded the life of Elvis Presley.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on TV Land
2 Seasons, 15 Episodes - Canceled
January 10, 2007
Celebrity & Entertainment, Documentary & Biography
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Myths and Legends Full Episode Guide

  • Was Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones murdered? Is the famous Bigfoot film a hoax? Did a well known household detergent feature young Marilyn Chambers on its box prior to her rise to fame as an adult film actress? Did Mars Inc., the maker of M&M candies, really turn down product placement in the 1982 hit E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, paving the way for Reese's Pieces to cash in on E.T.'s success?

  • Was Arnold Schwarzenegger originally cast as the Incredible Hulk? Did Alice Cooper really play Eddie Haskell on Leave It To Beaver? Was John Barrymore's corpse taken from the mortuary and propped up at Errol Flynn's home? Was James Dean's car cursed?

  • Was Jayne Mansfield decapitated in her fatal automobile accident? Did Pete Townshend lose part of his hearing after an explosive appearance by The Who on The Smothers Brothers? Were Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame member Rick Nelson and his band freebasing cocaine when their plane caught fire, causing a fatal crash? Did Sony create a fictitious critic to promote its movies?

  • Was the Oscar trophy named after Bette Davis' husband -- based on the similarity of their backsides? Was singer Dean Torrance of Jan & Dean truly part of a conspiracy to kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr.? Was William Shatner's face the inspiration behind serial killer Michael Myers' mask in the grisly Halloween series? Did the U.S. military run a secret movie studio in Laurel Canyon?

  • Did the woman Jack Nicholson thought was his sister actually turn out to be his mother? Did R2-D2 and C-3PO make a cameo in Raiders of the Lost Ark? Was a comic book based on the rock band KISS printed with the blood of band members? Hogan's Homicide: Who killed Bob Crane?

  • Did Charles Manson really try out for The Monkees -- or write a song for the Beach Boys? Was Mr. Ed really played by a zebra? Is J.Lo's butt really insured for $1 billion? Was singer Ritchie Valens' fate determined by a coin flip?

  • J. Edgar Hoover vs. That Darn Cat: Did the FBI really investigate Disney's feline? Is Phyllis Diller really Susan Lucci's mother? Was Marilyn Monroe murdered? Did heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne bite the head off of a live bat? Does the phenomenon known as the Super Bowl "Halftime Flush" actually happen?

  • According to the Bible, the source of King Solomon's legendary wealth was the goldmines located in the mysterious land of Ophir. But where might Ophir be found today?

  • Robin Hood is the inspiration for more movies, radio, and TV programs than any other folk hero. Separate historical evidence from Hollywood fiction to discover the real roots of this unlikely and enduring character.

  • Was rock legend Alice Cooper a child actor, starring in Leave It to Beaver as Eddie Haskell? Did a punch in the stomach kill magician Harry Houdini? Is there really a Poltergeist curse?

  • Did Superman George Reeves really leap from a tall building to his death? Did Mama Cass of The Mamas and The Papas die when she choked on a ham sandwich? Were Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin's remains dug up and held for ransom?

  • Did an unemployed ice cream truck driver win over $100,000 on the popular game show Press Your Luck by memorizing the supposedly random patterns on the game board? Is the Amityville Horror house really haunted? Was Lucille Ball ever a Communist?

  • Did famed TV chef Julia Child once drop a chicken, retrieve it and advise her audience, "Remember, you're alone in the kitchen"? Was Barry Williams high on the set of a 1973 episode of The Brady Brunch?

  • Can you really see the ghost of a 9-year-old boy in the movie Three Men & A Baby? Did the cast of Green Acres barbecue and eat the pig that played Arnold Ziffel? What former lover was the inspiration for Carly Simon's #1 hit, You're So Vain?

  • Did an actress in Goldfinger die of suffocation when her entire body was painted gold for a scene? Is it true that Gong Show host and producer Chuck Barris was also a trained CIA assassin? And when asked on the Newlywed Game, 'Where is the strangest place you've ever made whoopee?', did a contestant actually respond, 'In the butt, Bob'?

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